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Brassica oleracea capitata group 'Wivoy'

Savoy cabbage

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Flower colour

Yellow

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

Savoy cabbages are a particularly popular kind, with crisp juicy crinkled leaves and very solid hearts with little waste. Older varieties were regarded as winter cabbages, very hardy and some of the last to mature, whereas modern hybrids such as 'Wivoy' have been crossed with other types to develop fast for early use, with lighter semi-savoy leaves and milder flavour. Both kinds should be sown for a long season of use. 'Wivoy', ready January to April, is a large-headed, disease-resistant variety recommended for general use.

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Brassica

Species: oleracea capitata group

Cultivar: Wivoy

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: April to May


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